Managing, supervising and facilitating groups in the workplace (CPD44)

Get to grips with group dynamics and ways to create happier working environments with this monthly reflective work-based discussion group for public and voluntary sector professionals.

  • Are you looking for a regular opportunity to think with others outside your organisation about your work?
  • Do you facilitate groups that ‘don’t always go to plan’?
  • Are you part of a work group or team that doesn’t always work well together?
  • Would you find group supervision on a monthly basis helpful?

Groups are an important aspect of everyday working life, but some groups work better than others. This programme will help you to think about the group process in the context of your work environment, help you understand group dynamics and the position individuals take within a group to facilitate a better functioning, more productive and happier working environment.

You will have the opportunity to reflect on inter-partnership, multi-disciplinary working within teams, groups of staff and/or service users/clients/patients.

Aims and learning objectives

The group will provide an opportunity to:

  • present your own work, contribute ideas and share reflections with fellow course participants and the facilitator and learn from others
  • apply systems-psychodynamic ideas to your current practice
  • gain clarity to manage your team role and review working in multi-disciplinary teams
  • review specific work-related issues, concerns or new challenges and the complexities of managing with limited resources
  • analyse the institutional dynamics that develop through statutory change, restructuring, new working practices and associated institutional defences
  • have a reflective space to share difficult and complex work issues relating to clients, patients and service users

Who is this course for?

This course will be of interest to those working in the NHS, local authorities, throughout the public and voluntary sectors including NGOs and charities and the creative sector.

Course details

The programme offers you the opportunity to meet with other professionals to develop thinking about working in, and with, groups through sharing experiences, discussion and some guided reading. You will develop the skills needed to apply theoretical ideas to your work with groups and reflect on your own role within your organisational context.

The next course will run on the following dates:

SessionsDateStart timeEnd time
Session 1 of 12Thursday 17 November 20229.30am11.30am
Session 2 of 12Thursday 8 December 20229.30am11.30am
Session 3 of 12Thursday 12 January 20239.30am11.30am
Session 4 of 12Thursday 26 January 20239.30am11.30am
Session 5 of 12Thursday 9 February 20239.30am11.30am
Session 6 of 12Thursday 9 March 20239.30am11.30am
Session 7 of 12Thursday 30 March 20239.30am11.30am
Session 8 of 12Thursday 27 April 20239.30am11.30am
Session 9 of 12Thursday 25 May 20239.30am11.30am
Session 10 of 12Thursday 22 June 20239.30am11.30am
Session 11 of 12Thursday 6 July 20239.30am11.30am
Session 12 of 12Thursday 20 July 20239.30am11.30am

This course will be delivered remotely using Zoom.

You will need a device with a microphone and camera together with a suitably fast internet connection. Although mobile devices and tablets can be used, we recommend the use of a laptop or desktop PC for the best experience. Some devices provided by employers may have restrictions in place. Please use this Zoom test link to check your set up before booking.

You will be sent the necessary login link about a week before the course start date. Should you have any concerns about the accessibility of remote delivery please contact us to discuss how we can best help you.

Library membership

Included in your course fee, you will receive online membership to the Tavistock’s internationally-renowned library for the duration of your course.

Our friendly and knowledgeable library team will help to support you through your specialist CPD course, whatever your level of professional or academic experience. You will have access to an extensive range of eBooks, online journals, all the relevant key databases and our specialist audio-visual collection, plus reference access to all our print books.

Our information skills trainer has made lots of material available on Moodle to help you navigate our comprehensive electronic collections. PCs and photocopiers are available for your use (charges apply for printing and copying), as well as various online resources including audio/video playlists.


“This course is so rich in content and very supportive.”

Course facilitators

Book your place today

You can book a place on this course at any time using our MyTAP booking system. You’ll receive confirmation by email, and we will be in touch approximately one week before the course starts with detailed joining instructions.

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